Mews and Nips: All Aboard Japan’s Cat Café Train


Cat cafés first originated in Japan, and perhaps this will be the beginning of another trend: a cat café on a train! For one day only, on September 10, the Yoro Railway will transform one of its train cars into a mobile cat café. The train will make a run between Ogaki and Ikeno stations in Gifu Prefecture on Honshu, Japan’s main island, carrying about 40 humans and a lot of cats. The cats were all rescued from kill shelters, and the hope is that they will all find homes during the two  hour ride and this unique adoption event. Visit Food and Wine for more about this story. Hey, Amtrak, are you paying attention?

If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Monday, we celebrated Labor Day, on Tuesday, we told you everything you ever wanted to know about cat whiskers, on Wednesday, we shared fascinating facts about tabby cats, on Thursday, we celebrated Ruby’s 7th birthday, and on Friday, we reviewed Bookstore Cats.

Is there anything more adorable than a kitten “making biscuits?” Enjoy!

Have a great weekend!

Photo via Food and Wine/Yoro Railway

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3 Comments on Mews and Nips: All Aboard Japan’s Cat Café Train

  1. Janine
    September 9, 2017 at 9:00 am (3 years ago)

    Now this is definitely a unique adoption event. I hope they all get adopted.

  2. Kate
    September 9, 2017 at 8:38 am (3 years ago)

    Despite popular belief, the first cat cafe was in Taipei, Taiwan. Japan just made it popular. I’ve been to five cat cafes and the one in Taipei was my favorite!

  3. Elise
    September 9, 2017 at 4:25 am (3 years ago)

    Wow I’d love to be on that train! Sounds even better to me than cat cafes do! Cats + coffee + trains = crazy awesome combination!


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